‘Important’ for Wilshere to go to Euro 2016, says Wenger

Date published: Friday 1st April 2016 10:57

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Jack Wilshere is back in full training and Arsene Wenger believes the injury-prone midfielder deserves a spot in England’s Euro 2016 squad.

The 24-year-old, who has 28 England caps, has not kicked a ball for Arsenal this season after fracturing his leg in pre-season.

Wilshere is now back in the fold at London Colney and Wenger believes Wilshere will be fit for the summer, while he also suggested Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will also be match fit in order to make Roy Hodgson’s summer squad.

“Wilshere is back in training. Once he will be completely fit and competitive he will be available for Arsenal and the national team. Why not?” said Wenger.

“I’ll be cautious with him now but he will be back fully competitive in a few weeks.

“Your players want to compete at the top level and Jack is frustrated enough so it’s important for him to go to the Euros and get that confidence.

“Is it a gamble to take him? If he is fit, no.

“Oxlade-Chamberlain should be available for Euro 2016, there are no special concerns. He is three to four weeks away from his comeback.”

Santi Cazorla, Petr Cech and Tomas Rosicky are still sidelined for Arsenal.

“The players have come back from international duty in good shape. Cech will join in training Friday. I haven’t decided if he will be in the squad for Saturday.

“Rosicky is also back in training. Cazorla has started to run but is a few weeks away,” added Wenger.

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